History of Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 日産自動車株式会社, Hepburn: Nissan Jidōsha kabushiki gaisha) (trading as Nissan Motor Corporation and often shortened to Nissan) is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. The company sells its vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands, with in-house performance tuning products (including cars) labelled Nismo. The company traces back to the beginnings of the 20th century, with the Nissan zaibatsu, now called Nissan Group.
Since 1999, Nissan has been part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance (Mitsubishi joining in 2016), a partnership between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors of Japan, with Renault of France. As of 2013, Renault holds a 43.4% voting stake in Nissan, while Nissan holds a 15% non-voting stake in Renault. Since October 2016 Nissan has held a 34% controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors.
In 2013, Nissan was the sixth largest automaker in the world, after Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, and Ford. Taken together, the Renault–Nissan Alliance was the world's fourth largest automaker. Nissan was the leading Japanese brand in China, Russia and Mexico.
In 2014, Nissan was the largest car manufacturer in North America.
As of April 2018, Nissan was the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, with global sales of more than 320,000 all-electric vehicles. The top-selling vehicle of the car-maker's fully-electric lineup is the Nissan LEAF, the No. 2 top-selling electric car globally, just behind the Tesla Model 3.
Nissan a Japanese brand started out in 1933 and has been controlled by Renault brand since 1999. Nissan makes sensible Utilitarian vehicles. The models range from small EV's to large pickup trucks. There's not much to say about this trailblazing forward facing company their vehicles speak for themselves just take a look at their lineup. The four EV's the Ariya is Nissan's electric SUV. The Nissan Leaf lives up to its name with its sharper look edges and rounded body work. The Sylphy an electric sedan released in China, and the Sakura a small smart EV. The E power division a gas driven electric motor (I know it sounds oxy-moronic). These models include the Note, the Kicks, the Serena and the Qashqai. Their hybrid line includes the Skyline, the Rogue/X-trail, a version of the Serena, the DAYZ, the Roox and a version of the Qashqai. Their compact line houses the March/Micra and a version of the Note.
The Sedans include a version of the Skyline, the Altima, the Cima, the Lannia, the Maxima, the Sunny/Almera/Versa, and the Sylphy/Sentra. In their truck line they have the Frontier(US), Frontier/Navarra/NP300 and the Titan/TitanXD. Their SUV's include the Juke, a version of the Kicks, the Magnite, the Murano, the Pathfinder, the Patrol/Armada, a version of the Qashqai, a version of the Rogue/X-trail, the Terra/X-Terra, the Terrano. Nissan also has two sports-cars the Nissan Z/Z Proto and the Nissan GTR. These are just the mainline models there are also two minivan models and a plethora of light utility vehicles.